shot the 265's into some milk jugs/ thick magazines/ 2 x 6's lined up at around 300 yards. only shot 2. my test consisted of a 1/2" thick catalog, first gallon jug, a 2 x 6, 2nd jug, then another 2 x 6. i had quite a few items behind this but weren't necessary. the bullet was stuck in the 2nd board.
the second shot went through the above line-up, through the 3rd jug and stuck in the catalog behind the 3rd jug.
in both cases there was complete jacket/core separation with miltiple fragments. very similar to the 250 SMK's i tested last summer.
don't know the speed yet, was a very mild load of 81 gr of 7828. i'm trying to keep the velocites down to simulate distance hits.
next time i will get the 280's loaded and take the crono to get at least one velocity for each so we know about what speed we're starting at. will be testing in the 800 ballpark next weekend if the weather is decent.
the goal is to get enough of the same materials so i can have the same line-up of stuff for each test. the 2 x 6's are deffinitely harder on the bullets than even the phone books.
Last edited by davewilson; 06-16-2008 at 03:50 PM.